Kate Robotham is an artist who has exhibited across the UK and abroad, including London, Belgium and China.

As an artist, my interests lie within the cross-over between nature, colour and painting: conceptually driven by an interest in materiality, and formal and aesthetic qualities.
The imagery I choose to work from is drawn from my every-day experiences of the surrounding landscape – whether that is out in the country-side or at the local park. My motivation for this is to express the beauty which can be constantly found surrounding us within the mundane of every-day life: it is not what we view, but how we view it that matters.
The work is theoretically concerned with the beauty of nature, and questions how best to express this, aiming not for a mimetic representation of the imagery of nature, but for the expression of an emotive, paint directed response to the landscape.

"The painter goes through the landscape and sees what nobody else has seen because landscape painting comes from inside and not out. It depends entirely on who he is."


— The Unquiet Landscape in The Landscape as Emotion by Christopher Neve

Education

2009 – 2013

BA Hons Fine Art, Loughborough University, 2:1

2010

Level 3 BTEC Foundation Diploma in Art and Design, Loughborough University, Merit

The Good Life Exhibition

Loughborough, 2019

A group exhibition where I ....

Exhibitions

2020 — L.O.V.E. Art Exhibition, LCB Depot, Leicester, Nov - Dec.

2019 — The Good Life, Modern Painters, New Decorators, Loughborough, Feb - April.

2018       Open 29, New Walk Art Gallery, Leicester, Dec - Feb.

2018       Sock Open Exhibition, Sock Gallery, Loughborough, Aug - Sept.

2018       Earth Sun Sky, Blue Owl Art, Grantham Tennis Club, Grantham, Feb – May.

2017       Earth Meets Sea Meets Sky, Solo Exhibition, Peterborough Museum and Gallery, Sept - Jan.

2017       Exploring Place, Blue Owl Art, Grantham Tennis Club, Grantham, June – Sept.

2015       Inspired By Nature, Blue Owl Art, Grantham Tennis Club, Grantham, April – Aug.

2014       Make Your Mark, Blue Owl Art, Grantham Tennis Club, Grantham, Sept – Nov.

2014       Launch, Blue Owl Art, Grantham Tennis Club, Grantham, May – Sept.

2013       Made in England, Suzhou Jinji Lake Art Museum, China, Dec – Feb.

2013       Gifts From The Forest, Stour Valley Arts, Nov – Dec.

2013       OPEN 2013, Traverse Creatives, Malt Cross, Nottingham, July.

2013       Allotted, The Beetroot Tree Gallery, Draycott, June – July.

2013       Free Range 2013, Old Truman Brewery, Brick Lane, London, June- July.

2013       Loughborough University Degree show, Loughborough, June.

2013       Nineteen Fourteen, Surface Gallery, Nottingham, April.

2013       A Brave New World, The Pedestrian Gallery, Leicester, February.

2012       Gembloux Salon Des Artistes, Gembloux, Belgium, September.

2012       SCOPE, Fabrika Gallery, Leicester, May.

2011       Converse, Loughborough School of the Arts, March.

2010 - present

2010 - present

Publications

2014       Paintings featured in Jungle magazine

Competitions and Commissions

2020       L.O.V.E. Art LBC Depot prize 

2015       Winner: Zealous Business Card Competition

2013       Shortlisted for Zealous X competition, November 2013.

2011       3rd Prize in Students 2011 Arts Competition and Exhibition, Loughborough, June 2011.

2011       Won a Portrait Commission through Createmyart.com, September 2011.

2008      Commended in RSPB Wildpix competition, photograph published in nationwide magazine.

2008      Runner up in RSPB WildArt competition, exhibited at the Mall Galleries, London.

2007      Runner up in RSPB WildArt competition.

Sales Partnerships

2013- 2018           Notonthehighstreet.com (National and International)

2014- 2015           Gallery 18, Loughborough

2014- 2015           Union Interiors, Grantham

2014- 2015           Squirrel: Vintage, contemporary & Handmade, Loughborough

Workshop Partnerships

2014 - 15       The National Centre for Craft and Design, Sleaford: The Big Draw and Art Foundations

2015                 Nottingham Playhouse: Golden Age

2015                 Crafty Sew&so and Leicester Botanical Gardens: Capturing Summer Workshop

 

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